Shane Warne has written a new memoir called ‘No Spin’.
Shane Warne has written a new memoir called ‘No Spin’.

Warnie tells all about the scandals that shaped him 

CRICKET legend Shane Warne says he has finally bared his soul in a new tell-all autobiography.

In it, he reveals his love of sex and gambling, and that he was paid $2 million for his 2016 turn on TV's I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!

Warne, who turns 50 next year, said it was time to go "in depth" on the scandals that had created ­headlines around the world during and after his Test career, which saw him take 1001 international wickets in 15 years playing for Australia.

The book, titled No Spin, sees Warne being "brutally honest" about everything, including his love life, his upbringing, plastic surgery, his failed marriage, his 12-month drug ban, the 2006 match-fixing scandal and his torrid relationships with some teammates.

Shane Warne has brought out a new memoir called ‘No Spin’.
Shane Warne has brought out a new memoir called ‘No Spin’.

"I've bared my soul. I've said, 'this is me' and I hope people who read the book have a better understanding of what I stand for, of who I am, what I'm like as a person and as a friend," he told the Herald Sun.

Warne said he had "no regrets" ­revealing details of the time he was photographed with two half-naked women in a London flat wearing only Playboy underpants, an image seen around the world in 2006.

"I'm not trying to win people over. I have nothing to be ashamed of," he said.

He also revealed for the first time how talking to a psychologist in 2011 had helped him "reshape" his life.

"I think I'm misunderstood. Yeah sure, I've made some silly decisions and made some mistakes over the years. We all do that. But it doesn't mean I'm an idiot," Warne said.

Shane Warne at the Fourth Ashes Test at the MCG in 2006. Picture: Getty Images
Shane Warne at the Fourth Ashes Test at the MCG in 2006. Picture: Getty Images

 

Shane Warne on ‘I’m a Celebrity’ in 2016. Picture: Channel 10
Shane Warne on ‘I’m a Celebrity’ in 2016. Picture: Channel 10

 

"If I was as big an idiot as my reputation has me as, I don't think I'd have any friends, or my exes wouldn't talk to me.

"Whether they (people) hate me, don't like me, think I'm a ratbag, whatever it is, I hope they just have a better understanding of who I am."

Never far from the spotlight, Warne said he had ­endured "years of being judged" and that the time was right to "set the record straight" on many issues.

That included ­details of playing and endorsement contracts, and the full story of how his $8000 fine for match-fixing in 2006 started with a Sri Lankan bookie lending him $5000 to cover a ­casino gambling loss.

Warne said sometimes he felt he had to "live up to the legend of the Shane Warne", which wasn't him. But he's now comfortable with who he is, and proud of his story.

 

Shane Warne was Advanced Hair Studio’s most recognisable ambassador.
Shane Warne was Advanced Hair Studio’s most recognisable ambassador.

 

Brendan Fevola and Shane Warne in 2016.
Brendan Fevola and Shane Warne in 2016.

"If I lived a life of regrets about some of the things I did, I'd be in a straitjacket and a padded cell. Sure, I'd love to change a few things, but there's no point living with regrets," he said.

"I don't think you can get in trouble if you tell the truth. People may not like it, but they'll respect your honesty.

"I'm comfortable in my own skin, I'm happy with who I am, and that's the bottom li

 

 

Shane Warne and Mark Waugh at the height of the bookie scandal in 1998.
Shane Warne and Mark Waugh at the height of the bookie scandal in 1998.